NV-6 Establishing Your Endodontic Career - Part 2: Beyond Clinical Practice

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CE Hours: 1.25

Description: Endodontists’ ability to prevent and eliminate apical periodontitis depends on their clinical expertise and technical skill. The ability to build a thriving and fulfilling career is what contributes to longevity as clinicians and potential for community impact. Clinical Endodontic practice is a gateway to numerous opportunities for both personal enrichment and practice marketing. Endodontists are uniquely skilled, and our talents can be employed in a variety of arenas, from academia to organized dentistry, to independent entrepreneurship. Engagement in areas beyond clinical practice not only shape public perceptions of endodontics and help market one’s own practice, but enhance practitioners' lifetime enjoyment and impact.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Describe the benefits of engaging in community service, academic dentistry and organized dentistry.
  • Identify real world opportunities for enrichment beyond the practice of clinical Endodontics.
  • Formulate a plan for one’s own enrichment beyond clinical practice.


Establishing Your Endodontic Career - Part 2: Beyond Clinical Practice
Recorded 04/18/2024  |  75 minutes
Recorded 04/18/2024  |  75 minutes
8 Questions
CE Test
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.25 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.25 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Lorel E. Burns, D.D.S.

Dr. Lorel Burns is a clinician-investigator and assistant professor at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Burns earned her DDS degree at NYU College of Dentistry, completed her specialty training in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and was awarded her master’s degree in Clinical Investigation by NYU School of Medicine. In 2019, she was selected as the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) Foundation’s Endodontic Educator Fellow. In 2022, she recognized with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Junior Faculty Award. Dr. Burns’ research interests include endodontic treatment outcomes, access to dental care, clinician decision-making, and dental education. Her research has been funded by the National
Institutes of Health (NIH)/ National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Dental Education Association, ADEAGies Foundation. Her work has been published in peer- reviewed journals including the Journal of Endodontics (JOE), the International Endodontic Journal (IEJ), the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), and the Journal of Dental Education (JDE). Dr. Burns maintains part-time private practice limited to Endodontics in New York, USA.

Speaker Disclosure:

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

Poppy Blaseio, MA, DDS

Dr. Poppy Blaseio is a board certified endodontist originally from California. She graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Human Biology and MA in Sociology. She then received her DDS and graduated with honors at the University of the Pacific. After dental school, Dr. Blaseio moved to New York and practiced as a general dentist in in Danbury, Connecticut. She then returned to California to complete an endodontics residency program at the VA Hospital in Long Beach. After traveling coast to coast, Dr. Poppy and her orthodontist husband moved to Nashville, Tennessee to establish their new home.

Over the course of the last 6 years, Dr. Blaseio has become deeply involved in the local and national dental community. In addition to being part of multiple local study clubs, she is an active member of the ADA, the AAE, the Tennessee Dental Association and the Nashville Dental Association. She served as a chairperson on the Resident and New Practitioner Committee for the AAE, is an Alternate Delegate for the Nashville Dental Society, and is a trustee on the AAE Foundation for Endodontics Board.

Outside of the office, Dr. Blaseio and her husband love to try new restaurants, cheer on the Titans and Preds, and spend time with their daughter Scarlett, son Augie, and fur baby Levi. Dr. Poppy enjoys swimming and cooking, and is excited to open her own practice in Nashville.

Disclosure(s): No financial relationships to disclose

Marcus D. Johnson, DDS, MSD

Dr. Marcus Johnson, wanted to be a dentist since age 11. A Rutgers University alum and graduate of New York University Dental School, he advanced his knowledge and training receiving his Certificate of Endodontics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio while earning his Master’s Degree of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Marcus Johnson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He serves as the directing endodontic attending for the General. Practice Residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn and owns and operates a private office, City Endodontics in midtown Manhattan. He values organized dentistry and is active at the local, state and national levels. Currently he is President for the New York State Association of Endodontists, District 2 AAE director the host of the AAE podcast Endovoices.

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